September 15, 2016


Our home isn't about,
"Don't put your feet on this piece of furniture."
It's all about comfort and making people
feel at home!

It's time for fall baking and this has
been a family favorite sweet treat for football weekends
ever since the kiddos were little ones! 
I am still decorating, are you?
I seem to have a squirrel obsession this year......
Now...on to those delicious bar cookies......

50 caramels, unwrapped
13 cup evaporated milk
1(18- ounce) box German chocolate cake mix
34 cup butter, melted
13cup evaporated milk
1(12- ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt first 2 ingredients together over low heat.

In separate bowl, combine cake mix, butter, and evaporated milk. Do NOT mix the chocolate chips into mixture.

Put half of cake mixture in a greased & floured 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake 6 minutes at 350 degrees F. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cake mixture (DO NOT MIX INTO CAKE BATTER). Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Pour remaining cake mix on top, dropping mix by spoonfuls.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes, cool 20 minutes, cut into bars.


  1. This looks wonderful, Betsy. I have to make a dear friend a birthday treat on the 26th and wanted something delish but not too involved. My heart is heavy as we said good-bye to my dear Daisy. She was an 18 1/2 year old tabby that was a rescue and such a love. I know that it was time and she was in pain, it's just never easy. Patti

    1. Oh dear Patti...I am so deeply, deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet Daisy. I know the feeling and I know the pain and saddness you are feeling. i must believe our beloved pets are well and thriving in Heaven. I know you will treasure her memory and carry her in your heart. Thank you for stopping by today....warm hugs....

  2. Well that little squirrel plate is the cutest, Betsy! And your Very Rich Cookie sure does look good. Today we are having temps in the 70's! Autumn is in the air and I can't wait. Have a nice evening. ♥

    1. Hi Martha Ellen! How wonderful for you that you are seeing and feeling fall....thank you so much for visiting today..have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

  3. I have tasted those cookies before and they really are decadent!!!
    It rained here some time between 6:00 and 7:30! Not a lot but enough that I didn't go out to water. Just wondered if y'all got any!

    1. How lovely Linda. We have not had a single drop! But, expecting some this weekend..finally! Hope to finish the yard work before it arrives! Glad to hear you and LD are on the mend. I am loving your autumn home photos...keep em' coming! Hugs!

  4. Oh haha, I just bought four of those plates...they are so cute! Those cookies sound decadent- I love caramel! I need to try theses! Yum.

    1. Hi Cecilia! Did you really? I did too! I plan to use them at the Children's table for Thanksgiving! How are you going to display yours? Don't you love Pier One? Honey their fall displays are so stunning...I could buy one of everything if I let myself! Have a beautiful weekend love!

  5. Those plates are so adorable. Those cookies are probably amazing, but alas I need to distance myself from such wonderful treats. Enjoy your ongoing fall decorating!-Jenn


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